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Unexplained data usage with AT&T and the iPhone, many people reporting it!
Various iPhone forums | 06/18/2010 | TMMT

Posted on 06/18/2010 8:47:45 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

AT&T recently did away with their unlimited data plans. Forcing folks into plans for either 200 MB a month or 2GB a month, with fees if you exceed these caps.

Now Apple, AT&T and IPhone forums are a buzz with many people complaining about unexplained transfers of data occurring between 1AM and 3AM via AT&T's 3G network.

All this data is being billed against your data cap. many people are seeing up to 10MB per night being used and AT&T nor Apple can explain where its going, or why.

iPhone 3GS is sending lots of data on its own!

Unknown data usage early morning


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IPhone users check your data usage rates and times on your phone and chime in!
1 posted on 06/18/2010 8:47:45 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; Swordmaker

PING


2 posted on 06/18/2010 8:48:30 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

skynet has become self-aware


3 posted on 06/18/2010 8:55:52 PM PDT by Sax
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Existing users are grandfathered in to the $30 unlimited plan.


4 posted on 06/18/2010 8:57:14 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Sax
skynet has become self-aware

Beat me to it.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 06/18/2010 8:58:56 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

How about phone viruses that you get in RINGTONES, which use the wee hours of the morning to spread themselves to other phones?


6 posted on 06/18/2010 8:59:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

All your iPads are belong to us!


7 posted on 06/18/2010 9:04:34 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: The Comedian

yup. it’s amazing the things that wind up on any device once it’s hooked up to a network - things downloaded, uploaded, processes run all without your knowledge. seriously though, seems like you should have to at least acknowledge the usage (per instance or per condition) before your charged for it.


8 posted on 06/18/2010 9:08:28 PM PDT by Sax
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.


9 posted on 06/18/2010 9:09:31 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

That’s what happens when you make stuff in China.


10 posted on 06/18/2010 9:13:11 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Proud2BeRight

You are not authorized to shut your computer down.

Please contact your network administrator.


11 posted on 06/18/2010 9:27:10 PM PDT by One Name
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
I think I'm gonna dump the PDA and use my CB.

that would go over too well for business though :-)

seriously, it amazes me people cant see what is going to happen in the near future!

12 posted on 06/18/2010 9:34:27 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
I meant to say that wouldn't go over too well for business.

been a long week!

13 posted on 06/18/2010 9:36:03 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Hopefully, this won’t effect those of us who were grandfathered in on the unlimited data usage contracts.


14 posted on 06/18/2010 9:38:56 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: UCANSEE2
"How about phone viruses that you get in RINGTONES, which use the wee hours of the morning to spread themselves to other phones?"

Apple? virus? Shirley you jest...[/applebot mode]

15 posted on 06/18/2010 9:41:01 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Once again...AT&T is Satan.


16 posted on 06/18/2010 9:43:13 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Sax
yup. it’s amazing the things that wind up on any device once it’s hooked up to a network - things downloaded, uploaded, processes run all without your knowledge. seriously though, seems like you should have to at least acknowledge the usage (per instance or per condition) before your charged for it.

Oh, but you are just an organic ATM. You don't need to know why, for whom, from where, or how long. You will be notifed of how much.

Yours is not to question why. Yours is but to pay or die.

The good news is, it's only FRNs.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 06/18/2010 9:46:19 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

charge of the light wallet brigade.


18 posted on 06/18/2010 9:52:40 PM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax
charge of the light wallet brigade.

*That* is exceptionally clever.

Knock it off, unless you enjoy the sound of black helicopters hovering silently around your home...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 06/18/2010 10:04:54 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sax
skynet has become self-aware

Subscriber: Dear Skynet, is there a god?

Skynet: There is now!

20 posted on 06/18/2010 10:17:46 PM PDT by Ken H
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